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Designing SNIPER

There are several main characteristics of any successful system in gambling and system design is an area where game theory comes to the fore and this is probably my main field of expertise and one that has allowed me to … Continue reading

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Pot control is more important than you think

I was having a discussion with a couple of advanced poker players the other day about the concept of pot control. The fact of the matter is that from their perspective, pot control seems like a weak concept and in … Continue reading

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The value of patience to a poker player

Let us begin by looking at a hand example taken from $1-$2 online no limit Texas hold’em. It is folded around to you in the cut-off and you have the 7d-5c. You raise to $7 but what is your reason … Continue reading

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The World of The STT

SNG’s (sit and go) or single table tournaments are one of the most popular forms of poker on the internet at this time at sites like 888poker. They offer lightning fast action and a thrill a minute poker ride until … Continue reading

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The Sniper Coaching/Staking Program

A few people have approached me recently to ask me about the importance of aggression in poker. Of course aggression is important and I am not going to say otherwise and I am a very aggressive player myself when I … Continue reading

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When to Fire Further Barrels in NLHE

Many novice and intermediate players in no limit cash games often get confused as to when they should continue firing further barrels post flop. I think the best way to approach this is by way of looking at it from … Continue reading

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Do poker books show us the way?

Back when I first started playing poker full time in 2002, the online poker landscape was a whole lot different to what it is now. You could get hold of a couple of good books, study them for several months … Continue reading

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Should you fear short stackers in NLHE?

A few years ago short stacking strategy became popular and now it is even more popular due to it being mentioned in numerous poker books and on numerous poker sites. Many people are claiming that short stacking players are ruining … Continue reading

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Knowing your limit

I cannot believe how close we are to World Series time once again. Maybe when you turn thirty then time flies faster or so they say! I get asked every year if I am going to Las Vegas for the … Continue reading

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Time to get back in the saddle

It has been literally ages since my past post and I have to apologise for that. So what have I been doing since January? Well my poker took something of a back seat for a while as did my blogging … Continue reading

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